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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

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Rain in Style

Oh, but do I have a very important post this week. It’s about a little secret, regarding dresses in summer. If you’re like me, dresses and skirts are a summer staple. However, for me, that wasn’t always the case. I used to hate wearing dresses in the summer, because of one thing...thigh rub. Yes, the dreaded, and often not discussed, thigh rub. 

Ladies, you know what I’m talking about. Most of us get annoying thigh rub when we walk in dresses and skirts. During the winter it’s not noticeable, because we are probably wearing tights...at least I do. But what do you do during the hotter months, when you don’t have the buffer of tights? There is a little known miracle worker...and it will change your life. They are called Skimmies, and they are made by Jockey. Find them on Amazon, or I buy mine at Kohls. I wear them under every dress and skirt.

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Ok, I know what you are probably thinking, that these are like Spanx, and will suck you in, squish and mold you into a shape that may or may not be comfortable. Spanx are great for molding and holding stuff in. But, these Skimmies, they are better at offering a little support and being the buffer between your thighs so they don’t rub, without being uncomfortable. They are stretchy and soft, and surprisingly breathable.  

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Ok, so they might not be the sexiest things ever. But they work! Skimmies come in different fabrics, colors and lengths. All of mine are nude, because I feel like that is the most versatile. I also prefer the wicking fabic, and the ones that have a wider band at the top. I feel like the wider band is better at concealing my mama flub. I have both the mid length, and short length. If you have to decide on which length to get, I would go with midlength. You can always pull the legs up a bit.

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Now, there are two kinds of Skimmie wearing women: those that treat them like they are underwear and wear only them, and those that still wear underwear underneath. I am the latter. Either way is OK, I guess, but to me, I have way more underwear then I do these Skimmie things. Wearing underwear underneath mine, means I have to wash the Skimmies less, which is always a plus! I also enjoy wearing my nice underwear, and I have no intentions of replacing nice underwear with these. I think my husband thanks me for that. LOL.

But, you are probably wondering about lines showing, both from the Skimmies and the underwear (if you are going to be wearing them). I find that the Skimmies do a great job at blending and smoothing the lines from both.  As I said before, I wear them under every dress and skirt. Ya'll know that I am no stranger to form fitted clothing, and I don't usually have an isssue with lines showing.  If I ever do, I change underwear and pull the legs and waist of the Skimmies up a bit and that usually solves the problem.

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The shorter ones are ideal for shorter dresses and skirts.  I find though, that my shorter ones tend to roll more at the legs than my longer ones. Regardless, Skimmies are a must have for your undergarment collection.  As soon as I discovered these amazing little things, they have been a requirement for every dress and skirt outfit.  I would shout it from the rooftops if I could. Maybe the church steeple in this photo would work... "hear ye, hear ye..."

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Do you love wearing dresses and skirts as much as me but dread the thigh rub in the summer? Give these a try, and let me know what you think.  If you love them as much as me, then I will make room for you in the church steeple if you want to shout it from the rooftops too.  Try these and say no to the thigh rub, LOL.

 

As always, head on over to www.raininstyle.com and follow along with me there.  What secret should I spill next??

 

-xo 

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